Minnesota groups at the forefront of relief efforts in Sudan

Humanitarian agencies warn of famine in the country, noting that more than a third of the population faces acute food insecurity.

People line up in front of a bakery during a cease-fire in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Marwan Ali, Associated Press

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Minnesotans are collecting donations to support relief in Sudan after a year of war left nearly 25 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

The United Nations reports that Sudan is facing the world's worst displacement crisis; more than 8 million people have been displaced by a war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces that started in April 2023. More than 14,000 people have been killed.

Fighting between the military and Rapid Support Forces began last year amid a transition to elections that followed a military coup in 2021. The continued power struggle prompted the United States to push for peace negotiations and lead an unsuccessful discussion in Saudi Arabia last year.

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